Just off Putney Hill, a landmark building has been turned into a boutique collection of new homes. Each glossy apartment has a white kitchen with granite worktops, a bright open-plan reception space with wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A parking space and communal gardens are included, as are some pretty spectacular skyline views. Putney Heath is nearby, as is lively Putney High Street.
This little chap in pretty Wigginton village, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, keeps more under his tidy thatch than you'd think. There's the usual tempting package of beams, wood burners and rustic features, plus a large Shaker-style kitchen/breakfast room, smart dining and reception rooms, three bedrooms — all overlooking delightful cottage gardens — a wet room for your guests and a big, rather glamorous modern bathroom for you with a deep, roll-top tub.
Open a little B&B in Devon £450,000: in a valley at Cheriton Fitzpaine, Tiverton, Devon, with sweeping gardens divided by a stream, and with two ponds, this five-bedroom house has 3,000sq ft of space carved from old farm buildings and an abundance of B&B potential. And if you can handle more guests, the garage block is ripe for conversion into further bedrooms.